As you get older, the skin usually shows the strongest signs of ageing, one of these are age spots. If you feel you are looking older than you should, ageing prematurely or just want to reverse some of the signs of ageing, then tackling age spots can be a good place to start.
What are Age Spots?
Age spots are small dark patches on the skin, they are also known as liver spots or technically as solar lentigines. They vary in size and location but are usually found on the face, neck, shoulders and hands.
What Causes Age Spots?
Age spots are in fact not caused by ageing at all but rather are one of the symptoms of sun damage. They commonly appear later in life, due to the amount of damage caused to the skin, by accumulation of excessive sun exposure.
Special cells called melanocytes generate colour using melanin. When exposed to the sun they react, and this is what gives us such things as a tan or freckles.
If the skin is exposed to excessive quantities of sun, it can damage the melanocyte cells, causing uneven melanin production, one of the effects of this damage is age spots, caused by excess melanin in one small patch of skin.
How We Can Help:
Laser treatment and IPL are both great non-surgical method for addressing age-spots. They are non-invasive and can improve the appearance of the skin in just a few treatments; simultaneously working on age spots and any uneven skin tone.
The PicoWay Resolve laser treats age spots by firing ultrashort (picosecond – one trillionth of a second) pulses into the age spots. These pulses shatter the excess melanin into very minute particles. The body then eliminates these particles using its natural processes. Simultaneously it helps to stimulate collagen production, thereby giving your skin a natural boost.
IPL fires out a broad spectrum of light that is precisely calibrated to hit the age spots as well as deep into the inner layers of skin. It damages the cells in the age spots, and the body’s natural processes will work to carry away these damaged cells and replace them with fresh healthier skin, while hitting the inner layer of your skin stimulates these cells to create more collagen.
We’re pleased to be able to offer both methods of treating age spots. At your initial consultation, the technician will discuss with you, which treatment plan is best and answer any questions you have.
Your Next Step:
The first thing you should do is book yourself in for a free consultation. There are no set-ups or preparation needed before your consultation.
During the consultation you can show the affected areas to our technician who will be able to recommend to you the best course of treatments and answer any questions that you may have.
Following that you will have a free patch test. This is the use of a laser on a small affected area to see how your skin reacts. Once you have shown no adverse reactions to the laser you can get booked in for a full course of treatments.